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Annie’s Room Unveiled

Sulphur Springs, TX – The Board of Directors of the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation is pleased to announce the impending unveiling of Annie’s Room, located at the Medical Plaza and part of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs. Annie’s Room will officially open on Tuesday, November 15, with the ceremony beginning at 3:30 pm. They invite the public to attend.

Annie’s Room was made possible through a generous gift from Leesa and Brian Toliver in honor of their granddaughter, Annie.

While pregnant with Annie, Annie’s parents, Jonathan and Sally, learned that the then-unborn baby had a congenital heart defect. It necessitated Sally to frequent trips out of town to visit a team of specialists for checkups.

Through the 2022 Lights of Life Gala, the Foundation purchased a 4D Video Sonogram machine to be used by patients in this same situation to benefit from telemedicine and mitigate the stress, hardship, and expense of frequent out-of-town trips for doctors’ appointments. In addition, it allows a Sulphur Springs doctor to coordinate care with the CHRISTUS Trinity Maternal–Fetal Medicine Program, located in Tyler, all while keeping the pregnant mom from traveling.

When the CHRISTUS Trinity Maternal–Fetal Medicine Program doctors need to discuss a diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up with parents, they need a room for the doctor’s tele visit. This Room needs a large monitor, comfortable seating, and the ability for the Room to be closed off so parents can converse with the doctors without interruption.

The Tolivers, realizing what a benefit this would be for Hopkins County parents, have graciously offered to fund the Room and name it in tribute to young Annie.

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To find out more about the Foundation or funding opportunities to support local health care, contact the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation, an IRS 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization, at 903-438-4799.